Social Studies High School Open Educational Resources

Social Studies High School Open Educational Resources

With five titles fully available for perusal online, the Brooklyn Public Library's "What Shall We Read to the Children" offers a glimpse into children's literature over 100 years ago. Beautifully illustrated books are contextualized with information about their authors and historic background, making them an educational experience as well as a...

The Brooklyn Theater Playbills and Programs Collection, hosted at the Brooklyn Public Library, contains about 800 pieces of local theater history from the late 1880s to the 1940s. Selected covers from the collection are available online; students can expore a selection of programs to learn about culture, art, and daily life in Brooklyn in the...

Trade cards were early versions of modern business cards: printed notices of goods and services for sale that often included colorful illustrations. Through the Brooklyn Public Library's Fulton Street Trade Card Collection, students can explore cards from the late 18th and early 19th century to learn about commerce, art, and daily life in...

The Brooklyn Public Library's "Brooklyn in the Civil War" is a space for online exploration of local history. Primary source documents, photos, lesson plans, games, an interactive map, and a timeline immerse students in Civil War era New York. Resources on soldiers, women, slavery, and daily life provide the opportunity for in-depth exploration...

The Brooklyn Public Library's online collection "Our Brooklyn"  presents short histories, facts and resource lists documenting Brooklyn's vibrant and diverse neighborhoods: from Sheepshead Bay to Sunset Park, from Bushwick to Bath Beach. Students can delve into one neighborhood in depth, or explore connections between neighborhoods and across...

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